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Core Services Package

When people choose private one-on-one guidance from College Specific, they usually start with our Core Services Package, which combines our four most essential services into one package. 

This package includes the following:

First, you'll schedule a Student Strategy Session to help you understand the overall college admissions process in your specific context: your interests, your extracurriculars, your grades and test scores, and your academic environment. This private Skype session is an invaluable starting point because it helps you streamline the entire college admissions process. You will save time and effort by focusing on the specific factors that are most likely to boost your chances of attending the college of your choice.   

You'll get a College List-Building Session to help you build a college list that is tailored specifically to you. As with the Student Strategy Session, this will help save you time, effort and anxiety because you will understand the relative odds of admission to every school to which you apply, and you will know that you have a broad range of selectivity built into your college list, from "reach" schools to "safety" schools. 

You'll get a College Essay Brainstorming Session to help you create a plan on how you're going to tackle what many consider the most intimidating part of the college admissions process: the college essay. While writing the college essay can be a daunting and difficult task, it is similar to other parts of the process in one way: it can be made much easier with preparation and a strong understanding of its role in admissions decisions. You'll leave this private Skype session with a solid plan for how to approach your main college essay: what to include, what not to include, and how best to formulate an essay that will help set you apart in the eyes of college admissions officers.

Finally, you'll get a Comprehensive College Essay Review. Once you've finished writing your college essay (ideally, at this point, you've done a few drafts on your own based on what was discussed during your brainstorming session), you will submit your essay to us for a thorough edit and review. There's no meeting involved; it happens off-line. A college essay expert will meticulously comb through your essay, correcting grammar, syntax, and punctuation, but also evaluating your essay's structure, content and overall effectiveness from a college admissions viewpoint. After this review, you'll have a precise set of criteria for finalizing a great college essay.


Value of Services: $1325

Package Price: $995